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2011 Honda CBR1000RR Track Smackdown Photo Gallery

Does Honda’s four-year old Superbike have what it takes to win this year’s shootout? Find out in the 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Track Comparison review.

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2011 Honda CBR1000RR Superbike Smackdown Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Horse Power Dyno
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2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Torque Dyno
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Celebrity guest test rider Steve Rapp (left) and Road Test Editor Adam Waheed (right) display the hand timed results after Superpole.
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Meet the competitors in this year’s Superbike Smackdown Track comparison.
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The Honda has perfected the science of bike set-up and it is unbelievable how well it handles.
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Praise, praise and more praise—there is little to complain about at the controls of the CBR.
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The Honda hooks up incredibly well off the corners which helps make up for its top-end power deficit.
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Once again the Honda impressed us more than Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.
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Mid-corner stability is one of four handling areas the Honda received a perfect score in.
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Even though Kawasaki’s bike is newer it still isn’t a match for the Honda CBR1000RR in stock form.
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Waheed prepares to hit the track for Superpole. The Honda once again achieved the quickest lap times for both Waheed and Rapp.
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Although the Honda is four-years old now it still has what it takes to run up front.
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Hutchison got along well with the CBR1000RR.
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Although there isn’t any traction control the Honda’s rear suspension and friendly powerband make it more easy for the rider to control slides.
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The best word to describe the Honda’s handling is balanced.
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Braking performance is one area that the Honda didn’t feel as awesome as we remember. But the brakes still perform above average.
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Once again the CBR1000RR is the Superbike Smackdown Superpole winner.
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Steve Rapp said riding the CBR1000RR required the least amount of effort.
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All test riders loved the ergonomics on the Honda.
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At lean the Honda offered a high level of stability.
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The 2011 Honda CBR1000RR retails for $13,399.
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Honda's CBR1000RR won this year's Superpole trophy.